CRICKWING

Janell Cannon, Author . Harcourt/ Voyager $7 (48p) ISBN 978-0-15-205061-0

A cockroach with a crooked wing begins picking on creatures smaller than himself and is sentenced to be served up to the army ants—but a few rebels have a change of heart and set him free. PW called this "an amusing tale lightly rooted in natural history. The illustrations skillfully blur the line between fact and fancy." Ages 6-9. (May)